Culture changes at VA hospitals as more female vets seek care

WTVR.com

[ooyala code=”ZqcTR5NTq7N-dGHHtORqJ9TsJNzWD0X3″]Built in 1938, at the beginning of World War II, the Hampton VA hospital was designed for an all-male military.

Things have changed over the course of 70 years, and now women make up almost 15% of those serving on active duty.

Believe it or not…Hampton Roads has the fastest growing population of female veterans, double the national average.

Now, they have a new place to go for their health care needs.

“We are in a part of the VA Medical Center where it’s just for us.”

Hattie Cannady is a former Army helicopter refueler, and one of the many female veterans who came out for the ribbon cutting of the new Hampton VA Women’s Clinic.

She is looking forward to less running around the hospital grounds, trying to fit in different appointments with different doctors.

“At times, it has been a day venture, because you want to have…

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